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    From Harry Potter

    Please explain the parts in red.

    'How come you feel over, son?' said Uncle Vernon, in an unnaturally quiet voice , the kind of voice he might adopt at a bedside of a very ill person.'
    'T-tripped,' said Dudley shakily. "And then -'
    He gestured at his massive chest. Harry understood.

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    Re: From Harry Potter

    (1) 'Fell', not 'feel' -- he fell down.

    (2) 'T-tripped' -- is a written transcription of a stuttered statement. 'I'm r-r-really af-fraid of g-g-ghosts!'

    (3) He pointed to his own big chest. (I don't know why from the context supplied).

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